Accused mail thief caught and charged

Monica Pamella Swain, 28, was seen by deputies removing mail from mailboxes in a Columbia neighborhood.

“During a routine patrol, deputies were flagged down by workers who witnessed a woman taking mail out of area mailboxes and putting it in her vehicle. When the vehicle was located, deputies saw Swain removing mail from a mailbox,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.

“A vehicle search recovered mail from seven addresses and six Visa cards,” he said.
According to arrest warrants, Swain is charged with financial transaction card theft, failure to stop for blue lights and eight counts of petit larceny.